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Seeking advice in addressing unpaid traffic citations

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2024 | Criminal Defense |

A citation for any type of traffic violation could lead to significant fines that may place a strain on a person’s financial situation. However, even if one is uncertain if paying for the ticket or tickets is the best path, simply avoiding the issue might not be advisable. Seeking advice in preparing to make informed choices about the situation could help individuals in Georgia prepare to safeguard their interests and stave off a variety of possible repercussions.

Possible repercussions

Failing to address or pay a traffic citation could prompt a variety of possible repercussions. Failure to pay can lead to costly fines and when combined with the initial costs of a ticket, this may only add to the strain of one’s situation. In some cases, unpaid traffic citations can also impact a person’s driving privileges, potentially leading to the suspension of one’s driver’s license.

The presence of unpaid tickets can also affect a person’s ability to renew a driver’s license or vehicle registration. If citations remain unaddressed, authorities may retain the right to take measures such as impounding one’s vehicle or placing a boot on a vehicle’s tire. The court could also issue an arrest warrant if a person goes too long without addressing unpaid traffic citations.

Addressing unpaid citations

While there are numerous types of penalties involved with failing to pay traffic citations, that might not mean that simply paying the fine is always the best path. In some cases, there may be alternatives to paying a citation, such as taking part in traffic safety classes. Those who face similar issues and have questions about their options could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney in Georgia for guidance in determining the best course of action to take to protect his or her interests.


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